Area Sports

Kirk holds virtual athletic banquet

 By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy honored its athletes with a virtual banquet held recently. Athletes and cheerleaders in fall sports were honored. There were no awards given for spring sports, which had seasons cancelled. Winners were recognized but not present for the event. Cross Country Girls Most improved – Charley Rose; Raider Award…

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Phillips drafted by Ravens

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada NFL tree added fruit Friday night. Former GHS, East Mississippi CC and Miss. State standout Tyre Phillips got the call that will change his life. Phillips, who didn’t play football until his senior season in high school, will take his talents to the National Football League. The Baltimore…

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Kirk replaces Chandler with Pillow Assistant

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The GrenadaStar has learned that Kirk Academy has informed Head Football Coach Ken Chandler will not be retained for the 2020-2021 school year. Chandler was an assistant coach for a year at Kirk before taking over as head coach two years ago. In two seasons, the Raiders were 5-15. In…

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Chargers win tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor In what might possibly be the last two games of the 2020 high school baseball season, the Grenada Chargers looked to snap a two-game losing streak taking part in a Spring Break Tournament hosted by Saltillo High School. The Chargers faced Itawamba AHS and Kossuth. Against the Aggies of Kossuth,…

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Raiders sweep tournament games

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Kirk Raiders continued their pre-district schedule in Winona earlier this week taking part in a tournament hosted by Winona High School. Kirk had a doubleheader set for Thursday at Tunica, weather permitting. The Raiders open the District 1-AAA slate at home Monday with a doubleheader against North Delta. In…

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Chargers drop pair on diamond

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was two different games over the weekend for the Grenada Chargers baseball team. Friday, they made the trek into DeSoto County to face Olive Branch. The game was a pitcher’s duel between Ryan Wood of Grenada and Gavin Mink. Wood had another solid outing, but Mink was just a…

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Offense shines in GHS victory

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Baseball has always been a sport that you don’t have time to dwell on a loss. Most times, another game is just around the corner. Coming off a disappointing loss at Kosciusko, the Chargers went to the field Monday, taking on Water Valley at Charger Field. Grenada put together one…

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Chargers beat defending champs

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor After a highly successful 2018-19 season, the Grenada Lady Chargers embarked on the 2019-2020 season with several key members lost through graduation. One spot that returned was at pitcher. Junior Kira Finkley logged all the innings for GHS during her sophomore season. She opened the season with a 1-0 win…

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Finkley pitches shutout in opener

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Like a lot of softball and baseball teams around the state, the Lady Chargers have been bothered by persistent limited practice time on the field. Leslie Lancaster’s Lady Chargers began the 2020 season at home Tuesday against Lafayette. GHS took to the field with a number of new faces. One…

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Wood pitches Chargers past Southaven

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Battling tough field conditions since the start of practice for the upcoming season, the Grenada Chargers opened the 2020 regular season with a trip to Batesville to face Class 6A member Southaven at South Panola. The heavy rains have made conditions to practice impossible. That inability to get on the…

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